New Antwerp – new price from now ; € 3100.00 due to increasing costs of materials .
waiting list currently until end April 2019
check out the new website !
thank you for your interest
How’s this for playing after only two years lessons! amazing at 9 years of age. Visits like that to the workshop make my daily work a pleasure ! One of my “NEW ANTWERP” model harps. https://www.facebook.com/jan.muyllaert/videos/948143388652509/
additional ornamentation such as carving or inlay work are extra
this first new harp in Irish sycamore with rosewood veneer trimming and cherry shoulder laminate
Due to an increased demand for a full size 34 string harp at a very competitive price, I introduced the ” New Antwerp ” model , named after my native city in Belgium .
The re-designed harmonic curve gives added power to the bass strings and the new internal strutting of the soundboard distributes the sound evenly throughout the full range of notes.The sound box is also increased at the lower end , adding to the resonance and volume.For being the best value on offer it is a mighty harp !
This new harp not only has the full range from 5th octave C to in Alto A as is required for students and teachers alike in pursuing grades but is also has a very good and strong sound as it combines all the skills acquired in over 600 harps and 40 years of experience. The price is very favourable when compared to foreign imports; after sales, service and quality are guaranteed.
Also available with slightly curved fore pillar
Beautiful Irish sycamore from county Offaly.Note the fiddle back grain .The lamination at the shoulder is walnut and lime .The groove at the upper edge continues around the curved contour of the laminated parts, melting away when it reaches the sound box.
the upper and lower end of the soundbox is set off with a contrasting veneer.It accentuates the shape and gives a nice outline.
As on all my harps the string starts on the soundboard through a rosewood or ebony “washer” which I make myself.The grain in the washer runs across the bridge strip so the string won’t cut into the wood and muffle the sound.This part is mostly done on other harps with metal or plastic washers that can affect the sound badly.
Please visit and enjoy ALL the pages on this website ( in the left hand margin of the opening page) and see the variety of items on offer. ALL are made by me and I’m not acting as an agent or a shop for goods made somewhere else by other suppliers. All model names are registered and listed under my name .Be wary of so called good offers of Irish harps on certain websites as many of these instruments are not suitable for playing .If in doubt call me and I will advise you free of charge on the value of these instruments .
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I made this harp in 1986 and it was in for a refit . In great condition after 30 years and well minded. I used to call these harps “student model” but don’t do them any more.Just fitted two very same harps for the Grannard harpsoc. with new Loveland levers and carbon strings.The refit for this particular harp involved making and fitting a new bridge strip with rosewood rings to give a clear sound and prevent the strings cutting into the bridge-strip which in this case is made from boxwood.I never use plastic or metal rings as they interfere with the clarity and resonance .This harp was stained dark at the client’s request at the time.